Business Moves with Mary: Columbus Main Street heads program for young entrepreneurs

August 16, 2018 11:10:08 AM

Mary Pollitz - [email protected]


Business-minded boys and girls can apply at Main Street Columbus for the chance to showcase their businesses at the Columbus Hitching Lot on Sept. 23 from 2-4 p.m.  


Organized by Main Street Columbus, The Farmers' Market and Mississippi University for Women, the program is geared to give children, ages 10-18, an opportunity to find their success. This gives kids a glimpse of what it's like to run their own business.  


"I feel there's a lot of kids that are probably artists or crafters that have a lot of great ideas but just don't have an avenue to get it out there," Columbus Farmers' Market Coordinator Katherine Lucas said. "They don't know where to go to begin."  


Logan said motivated kids can apply for one of the 30 spots available online or at Main Street Columbus. Applications must be turned in by Aug. 31 for consideration.  


Also in Columbus, House of Flavaa is open. 


Tia Williams said she started her business with a blender at her house in 2014. Williams started making slushees, which later expanded into a catering company. Due to the high demand of her catering company, Williams opened her first brick-and-mortar restaurant earlier this month.  


House of Flavaa is located at 301 Tuscaloosa Road. Some of the crowd favorites so far include, baked potatoes, catfish, steaks and salads.  


Williams said her baked potatoes aren't exactly what customers would expect -- including Philly cheese steak potatoes, potatoes covered in gumbo and crispy chicken potatoes. House of Flavaa even offers a "Tsunami Potato" which is a humongous baked potato piled high with ground beef, Philly steak, shrimp, ham, bacon and chicken.  


The restaurant is open Monday-Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights customers can enjoy live music and even showcase their own favorite songs during karaoke nights on Thursdays.  


The landlord of the hair salon Fins Bobby Pins has announced the owner Ramie Fletcher will be closing down by the end of the month. Fins Bobby Pins, 109 Fifth St., has been open for seven years.  


In Starkville, Waldrop Chiropractic and Wellness, located at 521 S. Montgomery St., Suite 3, completed a 1,000 square-foot expansion this month. Owner Rachel Waldrop said the expansion began in early April. The addition to the facility has created more space for rehabilitation and treatment for all patients. 


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